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Greg Whitby

About Greg Whitby
Executive Director of Schools, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, Parramatta Australia

Greg Whitby is the Executive Director of Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta. He leads a system of 78 Catholic schools in greater western Sydney serving over 42,000 students and employing over 4,500 teachers and staff. He has extensive experience in senior system leadership and K-12 schooling in government and non-government sectors.

Greg has served nationally in many areas of educational leadership and was appointed in 2011 to the Australian Government’s Digital Education Advisory Group. He is a Commissioner of NSW Catholic Education Commission and Catholic Commission for Employment Relations as well as founding Chair of CENet (Catholic Network Australia) – a not for profit company linking 745 schools across Australia on a robust virtual private network.

In 2007, he was named the most innovative educator in Australia by the Bulletin Magazine in its annual SMART 100 awards and was awarded the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Presidential Citation. In 2011, he received the AW Jones Medal for services to education. Greg is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. He was also made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of education.

He is a regular keynote speaker at national and international conferences including Pearson Global Research Conference, 3rd International PBL symposium, Consortium of School Networking USA (CoSN), Oracle Open World and the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).